LOS ANGELES - (June 21, 2017)

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp., one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America, has announced the establishment of its first physical presence on the West Coast with the opening of a Los Angeles branch in May. Though the mortgage lender has been licensed to provide home financing in California since 2005, the new location represents the company’s first staffed office in the state.

“This is big news for us,” said Paul Lueken, CEO of Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. (DKMC). “We’ve been providing home financing nationwide for years, but this is our first brick-and-mortar presence in the state of California. With our existing branches in the Midwest, the eastern states and the South, we’re now serving borrowers in person from coast to coast.”

DKMC’s new Los Angeles branch is led by Area Manager Timothy Hardaway, a mortgage professional with 14 years of lending experience spanning leadership, management, origination and processing roles. Hardaway, who has served at several other Los Angeles-area lenders, joined DKMC in May.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be part of Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. and leading its entry into California,” said Hardaway. “There are a lot of other great lenders in Los Angeles, but for me and the others who are joining me at DKMC, this company is where we see the future.”

Working in conjunction with Regional Vice President Deena Sisson, Hardaway will focus on expanding DKMC’s West Coast presence. Sisson is also familiar with the market, having led a mortgage team in Southern California until 2010. Two of her former loan originators have joined Hardaway’s team. Going forward, Hardaway and Sisson plan to recruit mortgage teams in the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Inland Empire markets before expanding into Central and Northern California.

The Los Angeles branch is currently located in a temporary office space at 15233 Ventura Blvd., Suite 534, in Los Angeles’ Sherman Oaks neighborhood while permanent locations are evaluated.

The office joins other recently opened DKMC branches in Illinois (Oak Park and Oakbrook Terrace), Missouri (Creve Coeur), Oregon (Portland), Tennessee (Clarksville) and Texas (San Antonio and Austin).

 

About Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.

The residential mortgage division of Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. has more than 40 branch locations nationally and more than 375 employees. The company has been named one of the Top Mortgage Lenders in America by Scotsman Guide magazine and one of the 50 Best Companies to work for by Mortgage Executive Magazine, all while maintaining an A+ BBB rating and 98% Customer Satisfaction Rating. For more information, visit www.dkmortgage.com, or follow the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DKMortgageCorp/, on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/draper-and-kramer-mortgage-corp.?trk and on Twitter at @DKMortgageCorp.

About Draper and Kramer, Incorporated

Founded in 1893, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is family-owned and one of the leading privately held full-service real estate firms in the U.S. Draper and Kramer is headquartered in Chicago with a national reach and broad offering of services. The company’s expertise spans residential and commercial property management and leasing, debt and equity financing for commercial properties, residential and commercial acquisition and development and residential mortgage services through Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Draper and Kramer provides a single source of real estate-related counsel to a diverse group of investors in real estate across the U.S. including corporations, private and institutional owners and users of real estate, government agencies, condominium associations and foundations. For more information, visit www.draperandkramer.com.

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Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. has opened a new Los Angeles branch at 15233 Ventura Blvd. Suite 534, in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood. The office, which is the firm’s first physical presence on the West Coast, is led by Area Manager Timothy Hardaway.

A portrait of Timothy Hardaway.

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. has opened a new Los Angeles branch at 15233 Ventura Blvd. Suite 534, in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood. The office, which is the firm’s first physical presence on the West Coast, is led by Area Manager Timothy Hardaway.

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